Safer Spaces

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A song about feeling unsafe in spaces that claim to be. A song about feeling let down by the structures that surround you. It's also a song about what healing can look like for different people. I'm going back to school!


I remember things I don't need
And I forget the most important things
So when you're asking for proof from me
Remember that I wasn't really there

I'm too scared to say I might break
Go ahead and tell me these spaces are safe

Emma carried her mattress across her campus
She was brave enough to hold it up in protest
And I can't even go back to classes
Even though nothing happened on those red bricks

And I'm too scared to say I might break
Go and ahead and tell me these spaces are safe
And I'm too scared to take back the night
And I'm too scared stand up and fight

I know it's hard to see it go by laying in your bed
I know there's something in your mind that would rather see you dead
I'm sorry I'm not doing much more than just trying to survive
But if I can make it through this maybe someone else will try to stay alive

(ps: i'm going back to campus!)


from Bad Victim, released January 14, 2017
Chan: vocals, guitar, ukulele, saw, lyrics & arrangement
Moony: upright bass



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Porch Cat Bellingham, Washington

Chan Barraza Benicki started Porch Cat as a acoustic singer-songwriter project in 2011. Benicki is a queer xicanx living in Bellingham, WA. Besides being a musician, they are an artist, poet, educator, and advocate for awareness for invisible and chronic illness, disability, LGBTQ+ issues. Porch Cat is currently: Chan Benicki (bass/vox), Moony Marrow (drums/vox), and Molly Smith (guitar). ... more


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